Lake-Sumter State College

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School Overview

Lake-Sumter State College (LSSC), formerly Lake-Sumter Community College, located in Leesburg, Florida is a state college that belongs to the Florida College System. In addition to its main campus, the college has branch campuses in Clermont (South Lake Campus) and Sumterville (Sumter Campus).

Lake-Sumter State College offers undergraduate degree programs including two-year Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and four-year Bachelor of Arts degrees. In addition to accredited degree programs the college also offers professional certificates and disciplines-specific diplomas. Students can also take advantage of a 2+2 program the college provides enabling them to transfer directly to St. Leo University or University of Central Florida (UCF) upon completion of the program.

Through the DirectConnect to UCF partnership, established between Lake-Sumter State College and the University of Central Florida several years ago, LSSC students who successully complete their AA or AS degree are guaranteed admission into UCF. LSSC students who sign up for the DirectConnect to UCF program also receive academic advising, fininancial planning advising, and admissions advising by UCF. One of the primary reasons the DirectConnecct to UCF partnership was established was to help UCF honor its commitment to provide higher education opportunities to the local residents of central Florida.

General Information

Admission Office

9501 U.S. Highway 441

Leesburg, FL 34788-8751

(352) 323-3665

Fax: (352) 365-3553

Contact: Mark Swearingen

Director, Admissions/ Registrar
Main Address

9501 U.S. Highway 441

Leesburg, FL 34788-8751

(352) 787-3747

Total undergrads: 3,907

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 687

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,274


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing program.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial/Advertising Art A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting, bookeeping, and related programs C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Business data processing A
Entrepreneurial Studies C
Executive Assistant A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer Systems Analysis A


Early Childhood Education A

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A
Sports medicine A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Law Enforcement Administration A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Lake-Sumter State College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (352) 787-3747
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 9501 US Hwy 441, Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,872
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 26 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,394 (49% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,232
Out-of-state Tuition: $13,336
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,966

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Lake-Sumter State College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Lake-Sumter State College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 531
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Construction Trades 31
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 321
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 2
Grand total 16122

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Lake-Sumter State College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,232
Out-of-state $13,336
Books and supplies $2,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 498 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 389 67% $4,966
Student loan aid 72 12% $4,033

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,945 40% $3,729
Federal student loans 2,013 42% $1,108

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Lake-Sumter State College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Lake-Sumter State College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Lake-Sumter State College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,872
Undergraduate enrollment 4,872
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Lake-Sumter State College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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